Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Musings

Something to think about:
The Wall Street bailout is costing taxpayers around $700 billion and growing. Yet, just 4% of the Wall Street bailout could end world hunger. Though the problem is often touted as insurmountable, in truth, global food insecurity could be completely solved by creating agricultural programs that would cost about $30 billion a year. 854 million people in the world – one in seven – do not get enough food to be healthy, making hunger the number one risk to health worldwide.

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1 comment:

Erica Lea said...

Ironic, isn't it? That, and the obesity in this country is because it's cheaper to eat bad food. People can't afford to eat foods that are good for them, and then they wind up being very unhealthy. Which brings the whole healthcare issue to mind - vicious circle. It's frustrating to see that bailout money being wasted instead of helping the people who actually need help.